Pawan Khera Bio: Pawan Khera is an Indian politician, public speaker, and social activist who was appointed as the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress in 2021.
In February 2023, he stoked controversy by mocking the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi during a conference when he addressed the prime minister’s name as “Narendra Gautamdas Modi,” instead of “Narendra Damodardas Modi.”
Pawan Khera Bio
Pawan Khera was born on Wednesday, 31 July 1968 (age 55 years; as of 2023) in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. Pawan completed his graduation from Delhi University.
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There is not much information about Pawan’s family. His younger sister, Rupam Khera, succumbed to death on 22 May 2021, after fighting Covid-19.
Pawan’s wife, Dr Kota Neelima, is an Indian author and politician, who was appointed as the general secretary of the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) in December 2022.
Before joining politics, Pawan worked as a journalist. In 1989, Pawan joined the youth wing of the Indian National Congress. However, in 1991, he left the Congress party after the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Later, Pawan was immensely inspired by the political philosophy of the Indian politician Sheila Dikshit, who served as the longest-serving chief minister of Delhi for consecutive three terms, 1998, 2003, and 2008.
Consequently, in 1998, Pawan again joined the Indian National Congress and became the secretary of Sheila Dikshit. While serving as the personal secretary to Sheila, Pawan learned the functionalities of politics.
In 2013, Sheila Dikshit lost the Delhi Legislative Assembly elections to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and consequently, Pawan’s tenure as the secretary came to an end. Since 2015, Pawan has appeared on various television news channels to represent the Congress party in various debates and political discussions.
Before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Pawan was appointed as the convenor of a poll committee of the party. In 2021, Pawan was appointed as the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress.
Pawan, who is known for his vocal skills, has often publicly criticized the policies and political decisions of the Bharatiya Janata Party. On 18 June 2022, Pawan was chosen as the chairman of the Media & Publicity Department of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
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On 23 February 2023, Pawan was detained by the Assam police from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, after an FIR was filed against him for allegedly passing derogatory remarks about the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at a press conference in New Delhi.
The conference was called to demand an investigation by the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) against the industrialist Gautam Adani and the Adani Group for their alleged connection in the stock manipulation.
During the meeting, while accusing Narendra Modi of supporting Gautam Adani, he referred to Narendra Modi as “Narendra Gautamdas Modi,” instead of “Narendra Damodardas Modi” wherein the middle name is of his father.
On 23 February 2023, around fifty supporters of Pawan Khera held a protest at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, and raised slogans in support of him saying “Modi Teri Kabar Khudegi.” While addressing the reporters, Pawan apologized for his mistake and referred to the incident as a “slip of the tongue.”
On 15 February 2023, Pawan Khera addressed Narendra Modi as the Father of Hypocrisy after the Income Tax Department continuously raided the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) offices in Delhi and Mumbai.
Reportedly, the unexpected raids were made after the BBC aired the two-part documentary, “India: The Modi Question,” which was about Narendra Modi’s political career, his alleged involvement in the 2002 Gujarat riots, and his relationship with the Muslim minority in India.
The screening of the documentary was banned by the Government of India, citing it as “hostile propaganda and anti-India garbage.” The snippets of the videos, shared by users, were blocked from multiple social media platforms including YouTube and Twitter.
- Pawan Khera is occasionally spotted smoking hookah.
- In 2022, Pawan actively took part in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, initiated by Indian politician Rahul Gandhi.